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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Germany
franziskaner-weissbier.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Franziskaner Weissbier and Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Hell.

Added by Todd on 11-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,535
Reviews:
1,703
Ratings:
4,551
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
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246
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass. The pour left a thick, creamy white head that dissipated slowly, leaving some lacing. Color and clarity was typical of the style, somewhat cloudy and orange-yellow. I detected the faintest hint of clove, but mostly some orang-ish citrus although overall this beer did not have a strong nose.

I picked this six pack up on the way home from the golf course, and I was hot and thirsty, a great time for a weisbier. This one did not disappoint. It was very refershing, with good carbonation but not fizzy, and a smooth, slightly citrus flavor. Would have been nice to have a little more spice character, which I really enjoy in a wheat beer, but still, this is a good brew. I would buy it again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 0,5l,got it from Italy,5.0% alc.

A-Very nice big white foam,lasting few minutes. Darker orange,lemon,grape color with medium carbonation.Maybe a bit more cloudy.

S-Mostly citrus,orange and wheat.

T/M-Low bitterness,medium to high carbonation,citrus and bread aroma.

O-Not the high class Weizen,but very good and typical representative for the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Pours a cloudy golden color with a fingers worth of white head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Very faint aroma of wheat and lemon.

Taste- Mildly tart lemon flavor with wheat notes.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and crisp. Average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Very nice, I bought this a s part of a make your own 6-pack and I love it. This is the first time I have had a beer of this style and can't wait to try more of them because of this beer.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4,551 ratings
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